Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Press Awards Announce Political Journo Shortlist

The British Press Awards have announced their shortlist for political journalist of the year. And the nominations are...

Daniel Finkelstein - The Times
Philip Stevens - Financial Times
Matthew D'Ancona - Sunday Telegraph
Quentin Letts - Daily Mail
Jonathan Oliver - Mail on Sunday
Peter Oborne - Daily Mail
 
Just thought you'd like to know.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the winner should be
Quentin!

Osborne is, I am sorry, Brown's mate and must be a Lib Dem as he is looking both ways at once in his writings

Anyone but Letts said...

Anyone but Letts

Anonymous said...

good lord it has to be Jonathon Oliver for the Abrahams and dodgy Labour cash stuff - old fashioned journalism and the biggest bang since cash for peerages -- of not bigger

David Batt said...

I would give it to Oborne for his brilliant book, The Triumph of the Political Class.

machiavelli said...

Don't you and Guido qualify as political journos?

If it's breaking news or insightful comment you're after...

skip said...

hmmm, nobody who covers the scottish parliament, northern irish or the welsh assemblies or us politics gets a look in.

I would put ian mcwhirter (sunday herald) and brian taylor (beeb) on my shortlist.

Should the awards be renamed: London press journalist of the year?

Prodicus said...

What, no-one from the Guardian? Tsk.

ChrisD said...

Quentin Letts for simple telling it how it is rather than how the journalist perceives it. We do still need that type of journalist!

paul said...

It's a disgrace that they are all right-wingers.

Paul Linford said...

Oborne for me. The Triumph of the Political Class was quite simply the most spot-on analysis of what is wrong with our political system that I have ever read.

verity said...

Anyone but Letts - I adore Letts! But in fairness, if they were going to include Letts, they should have included that other very funny sketchwriter, Anne Trenenman.

I agree with David Batt on Peter Obourne as well.

Plse forgive the O/T - but a friend of mine from my old neighbourhood in Texas just walked by his local polling station - equal numbers of Hillary and Obama supporters with signs, etc., but the Hillary supporters were carrying that photo of Obama posed as Ché (how could he be that stupid?) with the left side coloured red. Tee hee.

Anonymous said...

Where is Lord Michael of White ?

jafo said...

Definitely Quentin Letts - his coverage of Parliament (and everything else) is excellent!

Weygand said...

Peter Oborne is by far the most knowledgeable, intelligent, and informative political journalist of present times.

It was fascinating to see him with Steve Richards on Head to Head a few months back. Normally Richards behaves like a cockerell bullying his hens, when he talks over and patronises Janet Daley and Ann Leslie, who just fluff their feathers and accept it. With Oborne he suddenly became meek and ingratiating - but to no avail, as Oborne mercilessly exposed him for the shallow Labour toadie that he is.

Whether it be domestic or foreign policy, Oborne is always worth reading, and although I wouldn't be seen dead buying the Mail on Sunday, I'm delighted that my mother in law does, and that she saves me his Saturday column every week.

Anonymous said...

Sorry cant help you or anyone else on this matter.

I gave up reading newspapers and as good as gave up watching TV, especially The BBCs bulls..t, 15 years ago.

May I suggest to those that wish to keep a free mind, or in fact any half sane mind at all, that they also do the same, ASAP?

If there was anything on the TV or in a newspaper worth knowing. You can bet your mortgage, that they would either put a banning order on it. Or help you to completely misunderstand, whatever it was, as much and as often, as they possible can.

Only by being capable or doing this, while getting completely away with it. Does a media editor get and keep his bribes/wages.

IMMHO

ATLAS shrugged

mirthios said...

WOT - No Kevin Maguire?

guido's winning said...

Dear me.

Lee Grasper resigned by Livingstone, Ian Paisley resigned by the DUP, and Dale is fretting about Gongs For Hacks.

Focus, man!

Anonymous said...

Lists, lists, lists - can't you do better than post list after list. It's getting so boring, Ian.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Thanks for that. Yes, where are you?

Torygirl said...

Quentin Letts?!?! Arghhh! I'm sorry, but he's not nearly as good as he likes to think he is!

And no women?! Tut - I despair!

simonh said...

I'd like to see Jonathan Oliver win, in part because he's a former colleague, but mostly because he is the only one on the list who actually gets stories, rather than just pontficating. I wouldn't give you five bob for Quentin Letts.

Anonymous said...

Has to be Oborne!

Anonymous said...

Wake up Iain, Jasper's gone.

Anonymous said...

Philip Stephens ? (note spelling) a good professional colleague but he has written nothing since his sun-god Bliar left, they can't be serious.

Anonymous said...

so acording To the Torygragh the west lotian question is to be sortewd?

Johnny Norfolk said...

My vote would be for Mr Letts hands down

Chris Paul said...

What a wide ranging bunch they aren't.

John Heath-Stubbs said...

"What a wide ranging bunch they aren't."

Oh, yes. Well let's hear it for Lord Michael of White (anon 6.34). "You just belt up, sonny Jim, cos I know what I'm talking about and you don't." Next.

Anonymous said...

Has to be Oborne if only to show the pigmys running the Spectator how badly wrong they have pitched it since the departure of Boris